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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:01

I just have fairies here chick - no rustic dwarfs....

Coat's on...and hat...

Might be great tits or blue tits KEF? They have quite 'peepy' cheeps.

That's not easy to say you know...

Bee hotel has a vistor

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:58

Fantastic Coys 

Lovely to see gardener's efforts in gardens having a real impact. I definitely want to make one. If every garden had just one bee house think of the difference it would make to the bee colonies. Perhaps we should start a campaign 


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:42

KEF - that reminds me of a Frankie Boyle joke - 'there's a huge depression over Scotland - and now for the weather'....

Rain's just started here but only light steady stuff - hope it just stays like that. 

That's a lot of stirring fidget   Sounds like it was worth it though!


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:38

That's funny Verd - I have a birthday this year too...

I don't have many grasses but I love Spartina which is one I had in a previous garden and isn't always readily available. Got a little pot last year at the nursery I go  to and it's beginning to  get established now. Bright green  foliage with fine gold edging . Forms a clump about a metre high with an arching habit. I also love Hakonechloa and there's a spot not far from me which has a huge bed of them which the council put bedding round in the summer. They look fantastic just now although I think the gaudy bedding spoils them!

Just took this pic of Spartina - Hakonechloa is next to it for now but these will be separated later this year to give them more room - they're getting that raised bed more or less  to themselves.


Kilmarnock willow

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:09

Not sure it would appreciate being waterlogged either Rob - in my experience they're not quite the same as the big weeping willows which are happy next to rivers and ponds etc. As long as you add a bit of  grit for drainage when you plant, some well rotted manure or good compost, and it's not sitting in soggy ground all the time it should be ok. 


Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:05

Morning all. Dry here but very still and warm. Is it the calm before the storm...

We're supposed to get it later this morning. Hope everyone is ok - I heard there was a few incidents with lightning strikes - houses on fire etc. 

Hope the weather passes by Woody and all you lot going garden visiting. 

Not sure I'll get much done outside today - think I might go and tie down anything susceptible.


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:12

Think he's visiting his mother in law up in  the north west highlands Dove.

Very warm and breezy here - can't seem to make up it's mind what it wants to do - bit like me just now 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:51

KEF  - the onion thing does sound familiar. Your Dad must have passed on his greenfingers to you. I'm sure he'd have been very proud of that  

Dove's talking about fish - she's mentioned 'carp'....

she's been on the bevvy too I think ....or else it's all that pond gazing.....


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:45

It's surprising how quickly they come on if you just pot them up and let them get some roots. I bought three smallish clematis a couple of months ago (3/4" pots) I potted them into deep clematis pots (the size you normally buy plants in the GC at around a tenner) and they're all big and healthy now - one in full flower and the others have buds forming.  Those would have been plugs the year before rosemummy. I'll probably plant them into their allotted places at the end of summer. 


Posted: 18/07/2014 at 18:37

obelixx is right - check which varieties you have before doing any snipping! A house near me had a hydrangea at the front gate which never flowered because every spring the owners pruned it and were just removing every potential flowering stem. You'd think they would have asked someone at some point why there was no flowers - it's a pretty ugly shrub when it's just hacked into a large shapeless lump! 

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